Cymbalta

Last Update February 11, 2016
Duloxetine (sold under the brand names Cymbalta, Ariclaim, Xeristar, Yentreve, Duzela) is a serotonin-no...
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| Inpain
I have fibromyalgia and I have been on Lyrica for a week now. I was prescribed 50mg a day but I am stay at 25mg a day. I am having vivid dreams, sometimes nightmares, night sweats, and mood swings. I was taken off Cymbalta due to constipation, terrible stomach pain, and the feeling of " I just want to sit and do nothing all day", which is exactly what I did. The weight gain and eating just to eat on both medications is what I hate. But the dreams are starting to freak me out. I can't say the pain is any better but I do have more energy than I did on Cymbalta. I'm giving another 2 weeks or so.

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| Powervault
I am a 10 year pain patient. I got 30 mg Cymbalta for 35 days. I ended up with dryness to the mouth, eyes, face. Additionally I got headaches, tremors, night mares, nausea, vertigo, dizziness, blurry vision. Basically all the symptoms from the side effects from the list. Finally I got blackouts (in my car) and became close to blind. I have been off for 30+ days, and I am 30%+ back to normal. I am a man so I do not know about vaginal dryness, but it made me dry. I am still so dry, that I cannot tolerate any of my other medicine without reaching a critical lack of water in my head which makes my loose my vision. Thinking of joining the class act law suit on Cymbalta - it nearly killed me. So I am also enjoying my pain and withdrawal - since I currently tolerate no medicin. I think if it can make you dry - it can probably make you dry anywhere. Hope you can use the information. Happy New Year from Denmark.

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| Sarah_5
I have been on cymbalta for 20 days for anxiety and moderate depression but no improvement yet. Before a year i was put on cipralex 30 mg and it was wow it returns me to normal but i suffer from weight gain and hungrey all the time.

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| MommyC
I took 30mg of Cymbalta once daily for the past 6 months and experienced excruciating bilateral Achilles tendinitis while on the medication. I kept taking the medication because it greatly diminished my depression-better than any drug ever has. However, the pain in both legs/feet was so horrible I could barely walk on most days. So far I've been off of the drug for 2 days and the pain has already subsided by about 70%. I gained 9 lbs on Cymbalta. I was great for depression and for fibromyalgia pain.

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| that Sara girl
Ohmygosh, I'm TERRIFIED! I was on 120mg Cymbalta for 1 year, off for 3-1/2 years, then back on it (60mg this time) in January for just 2 months. I just started taking 20mg of Fetzima TODAY! I'm reading mixed reviews and I don't know what to think. I'm taking it for depression/fibro, but a lot of the health forums (webmd, Mayo clinic, drugs.com) say "NOT TO BE USED FOR FIBROMYALGIA"...I'm so confused!?!?? I guess we'll see, I know everybody is different.

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| greenlover
I hate 2 things about this drug=the total feeling of I don't give a shit about anything & worst of all sweating like a pig.
MommyC
September 16, 2015
Completely agree! It did make me sweat and not care about things!

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Cymbalta causing Tendonitis (Achilles)
| CybaltaUser
On day 7 after starting 30mg Cymbalta I began experiencing minor pain in my right achilles tendon just at the top and back of heel. By day 10 the pain was so severe I could barely walk. This was not listed as a common side effect so I did not suspect the Cymbalta until a few days later when I missed a dose and the pain subsided a bit. After I took the next days dose I could barely walk again because of the severe pain. I experimented on and off with the Cymbalta for a couple weeks and sure enough every time I took the drug I had severe pain in my achilles tendon, peaking at about 20 hrs after taking and subsiding gradually until completely gone at 48 hrs post dose. It has now been over a week since pain subsided from my last dose and I have not had any trouble with my achilles in that time. I was prescribed 30mg every morning to treat depression.

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| Bon Bon
I took it for a couple of years. I couldn't really tell I was improving. Instead I gained 40 plus lbs and ended up with liver damage. Felt terrible until I insisted I be taken off of it. It didn't work for me at all.

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Citalopram to Cymbalta
| Trevor
I have Major Depressive Disorder and PTSD from the Military. I do not trust the VA and go to a Civilian Doctor who told me, with a DNA test, my genetic pattern showed Cymbalta would work better in my system, due to this DNA testing I am excited, as Citalopram poops out after awhile. Was taking 40mg, she is taking me down to 20mg of that and 30mg of Cymbalta, also, then it goes to 40mg of Cymbalta. I have a VERY severe condition, I also take Mirtazipine and so, lets see how it works.
Any comments would be appreciated

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| Lisa Ybarra
I have been on cymbalta for a long time now I'm on liesenapror for high blood pressure and my wight part ofy eyes are yellow and on flow max to help me go pee my anxiety has max out so I am now on 1.0 xanax 4 times a day and yet no one doctor has said it was a side effects to this they just give me another pill for these what do u think I should do on how to come off this on my own
May 30, 2015
Mine eyes turned yellow and sure enough I had liver damage!

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Facts about Cymbalta

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How do I obtain Cymbalta?
Prescription in the USA
How do I take Cymbalta?
Pill
What dosages are available?
20mg, 30mg, 60mg
Ingredients
Duloxetine Hcl
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